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Why "touch" ??

MC

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Yes, "touch" the command of UNIX.

I was reading some commands of Linux. And i was wondering when do you need to execute this command? I meant is this command neccessary at all? :confused:
 

Linflas

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As I understood things it was to modify the time/date stamp on files.

Edit: Link to touch man page here.
 

rc5

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Yeah, you may want to take a close look of other unix commands like:

strip finger mount umount jobs ?? , etc

:)
 

MC

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LoL...i know what touch does.

But do you really need to use it at all?


Have you use that command before?? (except in CyberSex :D )
 

Linflas

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In the very dim recesses I do recall having to use this command as part of doing administrative tasks but cannot for the life of me recall now what it was exactly.
 

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